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Swan Lady

Swan Lady
Photo Information
Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-25
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, 70 - 300mm
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Trumpeter Swans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-30 21:27
Viewed: 6916
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was very fortunat to meet Bev Kingdon "the Swan Lady"
on one of my outings. Through her I learned about the Trumpeter Swan reintroduction program here in Ontario.
Bev is not only feeding the birds, but she is also scanning the area for any untagged Trumpeter Swan. As you can tell there is one on the right side of my picture.

Tracking the health and movements of the Trumpeter swans is very important to the reintroduction Program. therefore most of released Trumpeter Swans in Ontario are leg-banded with a metal band and identified with large plastic yellow wing-tags with a three-digit number on it.

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Hi Sky,
Looks like she has quite a few close friends there. Overall scene looks great. Nice colors and detail. Well done.

Hi Sky, I like your photograph and I like your story. You've got good action with Bev feeding the swans, with decent composition. More for play than anything else, (see what happens when I get a little time on my hands), I've created a workshop to selectively lighten up a couple of areas (swans faces, water).

Thanks, John

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-30 22:33]

Hello Sky

A very good photo documenting this reintroduction program.It is very nice to see these swans in Ontario.Very nice natural colours,and a very good composition.TFS


Hello Sky.
You got a great composition and a great history here.
Love the colors and details and like the way that you have set up the shot with the birds in the front and the lady in the back.

Hi Sky,
Nicely composed picture. Activities well seen. Very good natural colors and exposure. Well done and TFS.

Hello Sky,
Kind of fun to see them walk around with those shining yellow tags..!
Good details, and the person in the picture gives a good scaling of the actual size of these majestic birds...
Feather coats well exposed, situation is well framed!
Pablo -

Hi Sky,
Always nice to see somebody so dedicated for her works in nature conservation or wildlife.
Great shot, showing nice human and wildlife relationship.

Ben Lakitan

très beau rassemblement de ces oies, bonnes vouleurs et joli paysage
bravo amitiès, bon weekend

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-01 5:27]

Hi Sky.
Very interesting composition and well done picture. I think the lights and darks are balanced very well. DOF is selected precisely as well as the POV and cropping. My compliments and best regards.

Hi Sky,
It is really great to meet these kind of people, especially when you take the time to talk with them.
You've captured a beautiful moment of interaction between Bev and the swans.

Hallo Sky,
den Trompeterschwan habe ich hier noch nicht gesehen.(evtl. im Zoo übersehen) Wohl bekannt ist mir aber der Singschwan, Höckerschwan und der Schwarze Schwan. - Was mich wundert, dass dieser "amerikanische" Schwan in Ontario wieder eingebürgert werden muß. Ich nehme, dass bei Euch und wie auch bei uns in Europa in Sachen Umwelt viele "Sünden" jetzt noch und in der Vergangenheit begangen worden sind. Danke Dir für diese schöne und informative Information. (jetzt kenne ich auch den Unterschied zwischen Trompeter- und Singschwan)

gee none of my swans here have tags on them...course I have no idea what kind of swans they are either but have about 14 of them still out front...I love these birds..so beautiful. Great information and love the shot..you got a great POV here. TFS
Donna :o)

thanks for your comments on my photo "Mt. Mansfield , VT"

tres belle scenne.
qui n'a pas été loupé.
elle inspire la serénité.
cest beau

Hi Sky,A very good photo and good ideas.beautiful composition and colors..TFS.Well done.

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